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Table 3 Association between HEV detection and pig characteristics

From: Sero-molecular epidemiology of hepatitis E virus in pigs and human contacts in Ghana

Variable Hepatitis E RNA
Negative positive p-value
Total (n = 720) 697 23  
Age of animal    <  0.001
 Adult 506 (72.6) 4 (17.4)  
 Weaners 191 (27.4) 19 (82.6)  
Sex of animal    0.126
 Female 429 (61.5) 10 (43.5)  
 Male 268 (38.5) 13 (56.5)  
Rectal temperature    0.053
 Fever 165 (23.7) 10 (43.5)  
 No fever 532 (76.3) 13 (56.5)  
Presence of ectoparasites    0.878
 No 520 (74.6) 18 (78.3)  
 Yes 177 (25.4) 5 (21.7)  
Body scoring    0.487
 Emanciated 10 (1.4) 0 (0)  
 Moderately fat 39 (5.6) 0 (0)  
 Normal 498 (71.4) 15 (65.2)  
 Obese 5 (0.7) 0 (0)  
 Thin 145 (20.8) 8 (34.8)  
Ticks    0.345
 No 661 (94.8) 21 (91.3)  
 Yes 36 (5.2) 2 (8.7)  
Icterus    <  0.001
 No 697 (100) 23 (100)  
Respiratory distress    <  0.001
 No 697 (100) 23 (100)  
Neurological disorder    <  0.001
 No 697 (100) 23 (100)  
Flea    1
 No 693 (99.4) 23 (100)  
 Yes 4 (0.6) 0 (0)